"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
Today as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the nation’s largest day of civic engagement, I encourage you to ask yourself that question, “What are you doing for others?”
Dr. Martin Luther King embodied what it means to be a man for others. He has paved the way for individuals like myself to have the freedom and opportunities I do today. Dr. King has lit the torch and it’s up to us to carry it. One of the biggest ways we can do that and honor him is to give ourselves selflessly for the betterment of others.
We all can make a significant difference in our communities and the lives of others no matter how small. In the words of Dr. King, “"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way."
In my latest blog “Fulfilling God’s Purpose”, I shared how l woke up from a dream with a calling to start a nonprofit. As a result, in 2012 I founded Safe Alternative Foundation, which teaches the importance of obtaining an education as well as having an alternate career path in anticipation for life’s deviations. To further this mission, in 2015 I opened the SAFE Center. The SAFE Center is a youth facility that provides afterschool, weekend, and summer opportunities for underserved Baltimore City youth.
Like MLK, what started as a dream, one small act of service has had a ripple effect and transformed that lives of many.
I encourage you to join me in volunteering to support our neighbors in need. You don’t need a special skill to get involved. Just bring what you have and be passionate about it. Click Safe Alternative Foundation for Education for more information.